3 Ways Technology Can Make Parenting Easier

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Published Oct 6, 2016

Technology doesn't have to be a diving force between parent and child. If used correctly, it can keep the family safe and encourage education and learning.

Technology is infiltrating all areas of our lives, and it can certainly take some of the stress off parents. Special online sites can help your children master various math and reading skills, monitored security systems help you keep an eye on latchkey kids after they return home from school, and smartphones put everything you need at your fingertips.

Help with School

In the past, kids had to drag all their books home for an evening of studying. Many districts are taking advantage of online textbooks so that the information is right at students’ fingertips. You can also keep an eye on grades thanks to special reporting systems. Communicating with teachers is faster and more convenient, and there are countless ideas online to inspire your kids for various projects. You can set your child up to work on the multiplication tables while you make dinner, and you’ll never have to print out a single sheet of paper.

Home Security and Supervision

Many parents are in a position where they need to leave older kids home alone for a few hours, but they may be nervous about uninvited guests stopping by. Whether you’re concerned about break-ins or unapproved parties, you can rest easy with monitored security systems. With the right setup, you can be notified when your child comes home and disengages the alarm, and you can even view the cameras remotely to see if your daughter is studying and listen to your son practice his trombone. Its peace of mind for parents who are working outside of the home and still want to keep an eye on their teenagers.

Easy Shopping

Kids need things, but you don’t always have time to get to the stores. Many retailers now are offering their inventory online, so you can shop in the middle of the night or even on the bus during your commute. With sites like Southern Tots, you can even find unique clothes that may not be available at your neighborhood mall. 

Make your life easier by embracing the available technologies. Whether you’re looking for ways to help your child study or just want a better way to shop, the answer may be found in modern technology. Rather than struggling with old-school solutions that don’t fit your busy life, see how the most recent advances in communications, the Internet, and even shopping can make your job as a parent easier.


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